Mr. William S. Watkins, 68, was born in Bertie County, N.C., on December 14, 1955 to the late James Watkins and Mary Sturdivant Watkins. He departed this life on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in Iredell County.

William graduated from Bertie High School in Windsor, N.C. He was at one time employed as a janitor in private homes.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his sister, Katie Harrington; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Watkins family.